Twin City Trojans 1946 – 1947
Robin Roberts was a standout pitcher at Michigan State and, during the summers of 1946 and 1947, at Montpelier for the Twin City Trojans. He went 11-8 with a no-hitter in 1946. In 1947, he had a no-hitter and went 18 – 3 with a 2.33 E.R.A. during a 60-game season. Robin credits his coach, Ray Fisher, with teaching him how to pitch.
"ROBIN ROBERTS NIGHT" - July, 21, 2003
Robin took the mound at the Recreation Field for the first time since 1947. It was a rainy night, and nearly 3000 fans came to pay tribute to Robin as he had his number retired, as well as saw his granite plaque and historical site marker for the first time. Robin was greeted on the field by Governor Jim Douglas, who proclaimed the July 21, 2003 Robin Roberts Day in The State of Vermont. The Mountaineers Board and Northern League Veterans also presented Robin with gifts. Robin addressed the fans and threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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